We condemn the Russian Federation’s attack on the sovereign state of Ukraine and stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and its democratically elected government. While our community of specialists represents a wide diversity of political views and policy preferences, we are unanimous in our support of democratic values, including the insistence on the rule of law and multilateral cooperation. Our collective missions and histories as centers that study Europe and Eurasia have led over the decades to strong connections with scholars and institutions across this broad region, and we urge Russian leadership to end this attack for the safety of the Ukrainian people.

Benjamin Paloff
Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Geneviève Zubrzycki
Center for European Studies
Copernicus Center for Polish Studies
Weiser Center for Europe & Eurasia